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Fox II

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2 Rue Balguerie | Daly's Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 800 369 7245
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Where do I start with this place, we visited Akaroa as part of our itinerary on board our ship the... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
MSTtransport
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Most enjoyable 2 hour sail/cruise. Stunning scenery. Interesting commentary from the captain. We... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
TraceyMorgan_26
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Sail with dolphins in the crater of an extinct volcano on New Zealand’s oldest gaffed rigged ketch, the Fox II. Relax and soak up the sun, sea and hills or take part as one of the crew. See Hector dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, blue and yellow-eyed penguins, albatross and other sea birds. You will be surrounded by giant volcanic sea cliffs, caves and rock formations along the journey. A guaranteed highlight of you trip, that you will remember for the rest of your life.
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2 Rue Balguerie | Daly's Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Where do I start with this place, we visited Akaroa as part of our itinerary on board our ship the celebrity solstice. From the moment we stepped onto the mainland it was so beautiful and extremely welcoming. The whole island was so beautiful with the...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Most enjoyable 2 hour sail/cruise. Stunning scenery. Interesting commentary from the captain. We saw Hector's dolphins, fur seals, a couple of albatross and one penguin (it wasn't penguin season). Crew were very friendly. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Made a last minute decision to join this sailing tour - so worth it! Captain Roy was excellent and we saw penguins, seals, dolphins and an albatross. If you are visiting Akaroa, booking this trip is a MUST!!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Marvellous trip on a sunny autumn day. Saw penguins, Hector's dolphins,fur seals, shags and albatross. We were well cared for by the Captain and crew. Highly informative commentary of the local history and geology. Being outside on deck, watching the sails being rigged, and easy...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the cruise thoroughly. Captain introduced us to Akaroa and the sights throughout the cruise and was really knowledgeable. We saw Hector's dolphins, seals amongst other things. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookie on our way back. Wonderful ride!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We took this trip on our last day in Akaroa. The weather was perfect as we headed out of the harbour to open waters with Captain Roy and his attentive staff. Roy delivered interesting and amusing information about the history of Araroka; places of historical,...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Definitely the best boat trip we have had in NZ. The three hour trip was leisurely and informative but the highlight had to be when the ketch was put under sail and the Dolphins came to ride the bow wave and swim along side the...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Had the pleasure of this excursion twice now and would have no problem going over and over again. A magical trip on a perfect day, an absolutely stunning way to explore the harbour with informative historical and local narrative. Great crew and beautiful ketch. a...More

Thank cherithe2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Great trip, 3 hours of magic. Couldn't have picked a better vessel to sail on. Saw Hector Dolphins, Seals, Penguin, and a variety of sea birds.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This three hour excursion was the highlight of our six week visit to the South Island. We had the most glorious morning to motor-sail out from the delightful Akaroa township. Then to the beautiful sound of El Ong Kar Sat Nam sung by Santana Kaur...More

Thank wowwayne
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Zelda911
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Response from 2014jojoma | Reviewed this property |
We booked our trip on Fox II on our Celebrity Cruise ship. We took the tender from our ship to the pier and picked up the Fox II there.
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